Bing has just announced their fifth amazing campaign with DonorsChoose.org this year. We are so thankful for everything they’ve done for teachers and students already, and this campaign promises to make the biggest impact yet! Aptly named “Our School Needs,” Bing plans to identify and fulfill the needs of 4 schools in the United States and help fund lots of DonorsChoose.org projects along the way.
What you need to know:
The first phase of this campaign calls for teachers, students and parents to work together and create a submission that tells Bing what your school needs. Teachers, have you ever sat in your music room and wondered why the acoustics are so terrible, or wanted to engage your physics students in exciting labs, but don’t have the equipment to facilitate? Bing wants to help you, and help you think BIG!
First think about what your school needs — your whole school. Something that will benefit all students and will improve their educational experience. Then start working on your entry, which should include an essay, 3-5 photos as well as an optional video. Rally your class, get creative and get ready! Bing will be accepting submissions now through October 22. Once your entry is posted, you have until October 24 to get as many ratings as you can – so enter early and spread the word. Then on October 27, Bing will announce the 15 finalists and ask America to vote to determine the 4 winners – 1 grand prize winner will get $100,000 for their school, and the 3 first prize winners in each grade category will get $50,000 for their schools.
If you aren’t a finalist, you can still be a winner! During the 10-day voting period, the first 30,000 people who vote each day will receive a $3 gift code that to apply to the classroom project of their choice on DonorsChoose.org. That means up to $900,000 in donations will be given to voters to use at DonorsChoose.org! (Yes, our jaws dropped too.)
Have questions? Join a LIVE Webinar with Bing and DonorsChoose.org on Monday, September 27, from 5-6PM PST / 8-9PM EST and learn everything you need to create an A+ entry for the Our School Needs contest from Bing.
Sign up for this live webinar and we’ll enter you to win one of two $100 DonorsChoose.org gift cards! Have questions for the Our School Needs panel? Submit them with your registration.
Make sure to visit the Our School Needs web site to learn more about the contest and download the How To Kit, which has lots of easy-to-follow instructions, tips and ideas. While you’re there, check out the inspirational and informative videos Bing created to help bring the contest to life. Thank you, Bing!